Over on the vog there's a thread about it. He used Amsoil and changed it regularly. There are some who believe Amsoil is so slippery that it causes bearings to slide rather than roll. I find that hard to believe.
I think you're right; just bad luck. A certain number of anything mechanical will fail prematurely due to some weak link. In this engine it was this bearing.
If Amsoil is too slippery , why on Lloyds website he talks about "royal purple" oil .... isn't that even more high end oil so more slippery than vic or Amsoil ? Soooooo how van a slippery oil fail a bearing ? I call BS .... Hi hi
It is just bad luck .... For sample : If the bearing is SKF than there is a good chance they are made in China or Malaysia ....
Andre using TaPaTaLk
This was posted from the lloyds website ....
This should have been the first thing I ever posted as itís the MOST played out question on the web.
I get asked this ALL the*time. Which oil do I recommend in a Victory? My answer is Victory 20w40 oil! I donít care about your oil analysts, I donít care to hear your primary sounds quieter, I donít care to hear the other oil you use is cheaper, I donít care to hear any other comment you have about another*oil. Cause and effect, you may have caused one thing to ďget betterĒ but you just affected another to get worse. I see HUNDREDS of torn apart motors every year, I can with a great deal of accuracy tell which oil was in that motor. Itís not a super power I possess; certain oils leave characteristic stains, marking, smell and wear in different areas of the motor. Iím by all means not experienced in all oils in these bikes but there are the top 4 used that Iím experienced with.
Now I will also say, Iím not suggestion Victory oil is by far the best oil in the world for these bikes. I am saying, with the ones that are typically used Victory oil lends itself to be the*superior oil for wear and parts protection that provides a manageable and stable temperatures.
One issue raised is this, if*there is better oil, letís say Royal Purple. Itís oil Iíve wanted to try for years. It would take me an unknown amount of years gathering information to sit down and recommend another brand. Conclusions canít be made on 1 engine, thatís bit me in the ass before.
So whatís my ending statement?
If you have the ability to buy Victory oil, IMO thereís no reason to*open the top on another brand